Tag Archives: HA

Follow the Money: Making the Most of Limited Health Resources

Worldwide, health systems are being asked to do more with less. In many countries, donor funds have stagnated or are declining. Policymakers can influence public and private health spending to improve efficiency, quality, equity, and expand access to life-saving health services. To succeed, however, governments need evidence around their health financing landscape. More and more, […]

Burundi’s Health Accounts Data Underline Need for Health Financing Reforms

Resource Type: Success Story Authors: Health Finance & Governance Project Published: 9/1/2015 Resource Description: Faced with a double burden of disease, Burundi’s government is grappling with how to address growing demand for health care. At the same time, the government is working to balance financial constraints, rising costs, and limited resources. Policymakers need access to the reliable data […]

Working with System of Health Accounts, 2011: Orientation, Discussion, and Next Steps

India conducted two National Health Accounts (NHA) exercises on data from 2001/02 and 2004/05. However, most health budgeting and spending in India is done by state-level government, which is why it was necessary to create state-level health accounts. The HFG project in India hosted a three-day (May 18-20, 2015) orientation on estimating HA using the […]

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Policy Primer: Using Health Accounts to End Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths

Ending preventable child and maternal deaths is at the forefront of country and development partner health agendas. While progress has been made over the last few decades, significant challenges remain. Of all of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the least progress has been made toward Goal 5 – Improving maternal health.

Namibia 2012-13 Health Accounts Report

This report presents the findings and policy implications of Namibia’s Health Accounts estimation for the fiscal year April 2012 through March 2013 (2012/13). Earlier, Namibia completed three rounds of National Health Accounts covering the 11 years of spending between 1998/99 and 2008/09. The 2012/13 Health Accounts estimation in Namibia is the first round conducted using […]

Namibia 2012-13 Health Accounts: Key Findings and Policy Implications

The current exercise (fiscal year 2012/13) is Namibia’s fourth round of Health Accounts and is the first round conducted using the SHA 2011 methodology; the prior three rounds covered 11 years of spending between 1998/99 and 2008/09. These prior rounds have been critical to informing the design and review of the country’s Health Sector Strategic […]

Tracking Urban Health Expenditures – Preliminary Results from Secondary Analysis of Bangladesh National Health Account

This brief presents preliminary findings of a secondary analysis of Bangladesh National Health Accounts (BNHA) IV focused on tracking urban health expenditures. This analysis is important given the rapid urbanization in Bangladesh, with 23% of the population currently living in urban areas.

Understanding Health Accounts: A Primer for Policymakers

Resource Type: Brief Authors: Heather Cogswell and Tesfaye Dereje Published: 1/31/2015 Resource Description: As a country’s economy and population grows, so will its spending on health. Policymakers can affect public and private health spending to improve efficiency, quality, equity, and ultimately save lives. To succeed, however, governments should have the evidence around the health financing landscape. Health Accounts […]

Production and Use of Health Accounts in India: What Can We Learn from the Experience so Far?

Health systems worldwide are expanding their capacity to improve people’s welfare. Governments and their development partners in low- and middle-income countries are depending on data to inform health financing decisions, monitor health sector performance, and exercise stewardship. Recognition of the value of health resource data has built momentum for health resource tracking – measuring health […]

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